Is there no compression support for large sized strings in Python?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sat Dec 3 09:02:47 CET 2005

Christopher Subich wrote:

>> anyone out there with an ILP64 system?
> I have access to an itanium system with a metric ton of memory.  I
> -think- that the Python version is still only a 32-bit python

an ILP64 system is a system where int, long, and pointer are all 64 bits,
so a 32-bit python on a 64-bit platform doesn't really qualify.

/... snip examples that show that python's string handling could need
some work for the len(s) > maxint case .../


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